Baseball Betting – Rays at Yanks Thursday

The first pitch is set for 7:10 PM and the game can be seen on MLB Network. Sbgglobal opened with the Yankees as a -135 favorite and with the Rays as a +125 dog.

The run line opened with New York at -1.5 (+155) and Tampa Bay at +1.5 (-175).  The over/under opened at 8 (-115) over/under (-105).

Final Game and Final Series…For Now!
This is the final game of a four game series that opened on Monday.  It is also the last regular season game between the teams although they could very well meet in the playoffs. The Yankees lead the Rays by a game and a half in the American League East Division race.  The Yankees took the first two games of the series before Tampa Bay rallied to a 7-2 win last night as Carl Crawford, Evan Longoria, and Dan Johnson all homered for the Rays.

An Outstanding Pitching Matchup
Tonight’s pitching matchup is one of the best possible as David Price will take the hill for Tampa Bay against Yankees ace CC Sabathia.  Both are the number one starters for their respective staffs.

Price is a left hander with a MLB betting record of 17-6 with a 2.79 earned run average.  Price is a solid strikeout pitcher with 172 K’s in 193.2 innings of work.  He has not pitched as effectively against the Yankees as he has overall however as this year against the Bronx Bombers he is 1-1 with a 4.35 earned run average.

Sabathia is a left hander with a baseball betting record of 20-6 with a 3.05 earned run average.  He has done well against the Rays with a record this year of 1-1 with a 1.84 earned run average.

The Numbers
Tampa Bay has a solid MLB betting record of 44-32 on the road while New York has been dominant at Yankee Stadium with a mark of 51-26.  The Rays have gone under the total in just 1 out of their last 11 road games and have lost just 1 out of their last 8 games as a dog.  The two teams have combined to go over the total in 13 out of their last 18 games including 7 out of their last 8 get togethers at Yankee Stadium.